We occasionally recruit people on a short-term, voluntary basis to help us with specific projects in our London office. However, we do not currently have any specific opportunities. Please keep checking this page for updates.

How the programme works

A typical internship assignment would be for one or two days per week over a 2-4 month period. We pay £10 a day to cover travel and lunch costs.

We provide our interns with a focused, challenging and interesting assignment that develops their skills and enhances their employability, while helping us to achieve our objectives. We give our interns a clear set of objectives, and the autonomy to meet those objectives in a way that works for them.

"My 8-week internship with DMI in the summer of 2013 was a fantastic experience. The work I was given was challenging and very varied from day one: Drafting a project proposal for a mass media campaign in Ghana submitted to the USAID, researching and putting together mobile health technology strategies and developing opportunities for DMI to scale up proven health interventions amongst other tasks. In all cases I had to independently identify the best way of tackling the task and to find, collate and analyze very varied data to construct evidence-based and succinct recommendations. From the beginning I was made to feel part of the team and got to actively participate in meetings where I presented and discussed my input. Working with a great team of people and collaborating with different team members only added to the experience. Everyone was very open and always happy to discuss things." Clara


How to apply

If you have experience matching any future opportunities, you can apply using our online form (but please do not send in speculative applications).

If you have any queries, please contact us.


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